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Gwendolyn Streich

July 10, 2019

Gwendolyn Doreen Streich

(nee Rutledge)

On Wednesday July 10th, 2019 with her husband by her side, Gwen Streich, aged 70 years of Clandeboye, MB passed away after a battle with cancer.

She is survived by Dale, her husband of 49 years, son Justin (Sandra), daughter Mandy, grandchildren Hannah, Jack and Robbie, mother Kristin Rutledge, brother Jeffrey Rutledge (Laurie), sisters Janice Janz (Denis), Grace Maier (Karl), Suzanne Rutledge and numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives. She was predeceased by her father Kenneth Rutledge.

Gwen was born in Gimli, MB on September 25th, 1948. She attended Selkirk Collegiate High School where she met her lifetime companion Dale. In 1969, she completed training as a Registered Nurse. Gwen and Dale were married in 1970 and began their family in Whitecourt, AB where Dale was posted with the RCMP. In 1977, they were transferred back to Manitoba and settled on the Streich family farm. Having always wanted to be a teacher, Gwen returned to university and graduated with a B.Ed. in 1988.  As a teacher, she delighted in curious minds, taught in general education and resource settings, received several awards for her dedication and professional contributions, and retired in 2013. During retirement, she spent special times with family and friends, reading, gardening, canning, lawn-mowing, shopping, tending to her many pets, and surrounding herself with little angels.

Honouring Gwen’s wishes, a private service has been held.

The family would like to thank Dr. Czajka-Fedirchuk, Dr. Popowich, Nurse Navigator Rosentreter, and all the wonderful staff at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg and in Selkirk Regional Health Centre as well as Gilbart Funeral Home for their care and compassion.

Donations in Gwen’s memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba www.cancerfdn.mb.ca  or a charity of your choice.

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